At the beginning of this week on Monday I celebrated my First Stream Anniversary, it was the 22nd of November 2020 when I broadcast my first stream and it’s crazy realising that it’s now been over a year. I am so very appreciative to everyone who has helped me on my Twitch and Streaming journey, my moderators and my Giggle Gang community I would not be where I am with their support.
In the last two years the world has changed in ways none of us ever could have imagined with Covid and all of the changes that have come with it the world is a different place than it was, and we have each found different ways to survive and it has not been easy… With the lockdowns and the loneliness that comes with the isolation of lockdowns, it’s been a struggle to get through without depression and anxiety getting the better of you. I’m so glad to have had the ability to stream and spend time with my community, even though sometimes it’s hard to be positive there too, real life can be overwhelming, but I do my best to be open and honest with my community but to keep the sadness and emotions at bay a little but sometimes it’s hard.
I have an amazing community with my Giggle Gang and they have helped me through a lot of things over the course of the last year, my stream on Monday was as much about thanking all the people who have helped me along the way, as it was a celebration for me. I had a great time playing multiplayer games such as Fall Guys aka Drunk Beans with the amazing @petitebluerose and @Narkissios as well as some laughs in Overcooked 2 with good mate @fiestydreams. I have missed playing multiplayer with friends like this and it was such a joy and something that I really needed and thoroughly enjoyed.
I especially want to thank my moderators because without them I would not be where I am in my streaming journey, they are such an integral part of everything I do and help so much. I appreciate all of my Mods but especially want to thank @CaptainXIT and @BackgroundRach for tuning in and sharing my anniversary stream with me, I know that Captain specifically got up at a ridiculous hour to be there and support me and it definitely wasn’t the same not having the other Mods there as I really would have liked to have properly been able to thank them on stream, but it is what it is and I appreciate them none the less.
Unfortunately as the night got on I started to have issues with my stream glitching – Mitch was in full force… but with the technically issues and as I started to tire I found it a little hard to put aside the overwhelming emotions of real life and after finishing my stream I felt so incredibly flat and emotional it is just life is hard sometimes and right now is one of those times… After the stream and struggle to hold my emotions in check I made the decision to take the rest of the week of streaming, I will be back, this is not the end, just a break, we all need a break sometimes for our own mental wellbeing.
I really am thankfully for everyone in my community and am glad I got to celebrate my one year anniversary with those special members of my community who stopped by, it meant a lot as does their continued support.